We've been in Rwanda for 6 days now, and I have fallen seriously out of my blogging groove. Overall, I've been okay with that. I am enjoying just being here, getting to be a part of this wonderful little family, and being immersed into the culture. We've had lots of adventures this past week, and … Continue reading There and Back Again… and Again
It’s Fearless Friday, and I am very pleased to welcome my first guest post by Addison D’Marko. Addison is a blogger at AddisonDmarko.com, and I must admit that the story of triumph she has chosen to share today hits very close to home. Being someone who struggles with a severe case of Ophidiophobia, I’m inspired … Continue reading Fearless Friday: Overcoming Ophidiophobia (The Fear of Snakes)
We arrived in Rwanda late last night (around midnight, local time) after 30 exhausting hours of travel. Following an extended wait at the Kigali International Airport as a result of the passport control computer system going offline, we were finally able to make it through customs and meet up with Fred around 1:00 a.m. A … Continue reading Welcome to Kigali
It’s been a long day of travel so far. Ryan and I woke up early in Edmonton this morning to catch our first flight to Toronto, and sadly, my motion sickness started even before we arrived at the airport! With a brutal bout of nausea in the car, no doubt with some help from my … Continue reading A New Perspective from YYZ
Happy Easter! I simply had to share this video because it is beyond cute and it makes me really happy! But I can also understand this little girl's confusion about how Jesus and the Easter Bunny fit together, when there seem to be two very different messages on what Easter is about coming at children … Continue reading Easter Gratitude
Africa is calling my name! On Monday, I will leave for my fourth excursion to the beautiful continent of Africa, where I look forward to a wonderful change of pace for the next three weeks. We will be very busy while we are there, I’m sure, but it will be so nice to have a … Continue reading 5 Magnificent Memories from Africa
Looking outside this morning, it was hard to believe that I will be enjoying tropical climates in only a few days. With another huge snowfall on our hands, combined with these mild, April temperatures, the streets of Lloydminster are a total mess. I am looking forward to escaping this aspect of spring for the next … Continue reading Introducing: Fearless Fridays! (Guest Posts Wanted)
So yesterday was one of those crash and burn kind of days where one tiny little thing triggered my anxiety just before lunch, and I spent the rest of the work day dealing with immense angst and physical discomfort. It was so uncontrollable. I tried deep breathing and prayer. I tried taking a break and … Continue reading When You Crash and Burn but Win Anyway!
If I could talk to my teenage self, I would say… You are worth more. Don’t let other people define your value. Don’t let boys define your value. Don’t let your body, your appearance, your talents, or your popularity define your value. Because you are worth more. You are worth more than they understand. You … Continue reading Dear Teenage Self…
It doesn’t take much for me to become completely unraveled by fear. As you know, I have been fighting hard against this instinct for the past two and a half months throughout the course of my Braver Than Before journey. Fear is my greatest battle in life, and I have been struggling with irrational fear … Continue reading Miserable Dread, Blissful Ignorance, or Graceful Optimism?